3 Minute ADHD Test
Based on the work of Dr. Lenard Adler, M.D.
Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few weeks.
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Question 1 of 10
Over the past weeks, how often have you been bothered by...
Feeling overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?
The IDRlabs 3 Minute ADHD Test (IDR-3MADHDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MADHDT is based on the work of Dr. Lenard Adler, M.D. and the ASRS for ADHD screening tool. The IDR-3MADHDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology, or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs 3 Minute ADHD Test was informed by the ASRS’s criteria for ADHD, as published in Kessler RC, Adler L, Ames M, Demler O, Faraone S, Hiripi E, Howes MJ, Jin R, Secnik K, Spencer T, Ustun TB, Walters EE. The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population. Psychol Med. 2005 Feb;35(2):245-56. PubMed PMID: 15841682. Adler LA, Spencer T, Faraone SV, Kessler RC, Howes MJ, Biederman J, Secnik K. Validity of pilot Adult ADHD Self- Report Scale (ASRS) to Rate Adult ADHD symptoms. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2006 Jul-Sep;18(3):145-8. PubMed PMID: 16923651. And: Kessler RC, Adler LA, Gruber MJ, Sarawate CA, Spencer T, Van Brunt DL. Validity of the World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener in a representative sample of health plan members. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2007;16(2):52-65.
The work of Dr. Adler has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the ASRS ADHD screening tool for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute ADHD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The 3 Minute ADHD Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, which is a neurodevelopmental mental health disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential neurodevelopmental disorders. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute ADHD test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this neurodevelopmental condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute ADHD Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.